Freak accident when motorcyclist struck on the head by lightning

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 26003
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1043
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Freak accident when motorcyclist struck on the head by lightning

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:36 am

Steung Treng Province:
A terrible freak accident occurred at 2:30pm on 3 September 2017 on National Rd 7, Stung Treng province, when a young motorcyclist was struck on the head by a bolt of lightning, which passed right through his helmet.
The victim, Poy Narim aged 22 from Lomphat, Ratanakiri, was killed instantly, losing control of his motorbike and veering into the path of a couple on another motorbike, causing them to crash. They were both severely injured and taken to hospital for treatment.
Image
Spoiler:
ImageImage
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
timmydownawell
Expatriate
Posts: 2212
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:50 pm
Reputation: 511
Location: Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Re: Freak accident when motorcyclist struck on the head by lightning

Post by timmydownawell » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:00 pm

Shit that's incredibly unlucky, poor kid.
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
Bitte_Kein_Lexus
Expatriate
Posts: 2810
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:32 pm
Reputation: 260

Re: Freak accident when motorcyclist struck on the head by lightning

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:38 pm

Holy crap... I wonder what the weather conditions were like. I bet it scared the shit out of the other couple.
Ex Bitteeinbit/LexusSchmexus
Sheephard
Tourist
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:18 pm
Reputation: 0
Canada

Re: Freak accident when motorcyclist struck on the head by lightning

Post by Sheephard » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:13 am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't the tires have kept him grounded?
User avatar
timmydownawell
Expatriate
Posts: 2212
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:50 pm
Reputation: 511
Location: Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Re: Freak accident when motorcyclist struck on the head by lightning

Post by timmydownawell » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:32 am

Sheephard wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:13 am
Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't the tires have kept him grounded?
If you mean prevent him being grounded, not for a huge charge like that, it can easily jump those last few inches to earth, not to mention he was probably riding in the wet.
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: angkorjohn2, CEOCambodiaNews, Chad Sexington, IraHayes, Jerry Atrick, la8rat, laredo, lurcio, Majestic-12 [Bot], Spigzy and 468 guests